History Trivia / DragonBallZAbridged

15th Jan '18 9:07:08 PM MJTrooper
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** Inverted with Broly. Team Four Star has been pretty clear from the beginning that they absolutely despise Broly, considering him everything that is wrong with Dragon Ball. Going by their ''Top 24 Dragon Ball Villains'' and Vegeta's comments in ''Broly Abridged'', they ''do'' think his Legendary Super Saiyan-Transformation and fighting scenes are awesome, but simply find it wasted on a lackluster character. In the Broly Abridged movie, they use Vegeta as an AuthorAvatar to directly address their feelings on him.

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** Inverted with Broly. Team Four Star loathes Icarus, to the point where he dies in all of his appearances.
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Team Four Star has been pretty clear from the beginning that they absolutely despise Broly, considering him everything that is wrong with Dragon Ball. Going by their ''Top 24 Dragon Ball Villains'' and Vegeta's comments in ''Broly Abridged'', they ''do'' think his Legendary Super Saiyan-Transformation and fighting scenes are awesome, but simply find it wasted on a lackluster character. In the Broly Abridged movie, they use Vegeta as an AuthorAvatar to directly address their feelings on him.
14th Jan '18 11:23:08 AM nombretomado
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** Krillin (voiced by {{Lanipator}}) dresses up as Koenma, and Bulma (voiced by [=Megami33=]) ''attempts'' to dress up as Franchise/SailorMoon. They're the minds behind ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'' and ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', respectively.

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** Krillin (voiced by {{Lanipator}}) Creator/{{Lanipator}}) dresses up as Koenma, and Bulma (voiced by [=Megami33=]) ''attempts'' to dress up as Franchise/SailorMoon. They're the minds behind ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'' and ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', respectively.



** {{Lanipator}}'s brief stint as Freeza is an allusion to voice actress Linda Young. Both Freeza and Yu Yu Hakusho's Genkai are voiced by Young, whom Lanipator's performance is based on.

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** {{Lanipator}}'s Creator/{{Lanipator}}'s brief stint as Freeza is an allusion to voice actress Linda Young. Both Freeza and Yu Yu Hakusho's Genkai are voiced by Young, whom Lanipator's performance is based on.
13th Jan '18 10:07:24 AM Heatex77
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** The order the movies and specials are abridged.

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** The order the movies and specials tend to avert this by being abridged at roughly the same time they would take play in story, but incases of back tracking some are abridged.out of order.
12th Jan '18 12:48:39 PM JamesAustin
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** Little Kuriboh makes an allusion to his own role as [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yami Yugi]]. When Freeza changes into his second form, he becomes larger and gets spikier horns. It's only appropriate that he uses his Creator/{{DAN GREEN}} voice for this form. The voice in general is not an allusion, as it predates the ''Kai'' dub by months.

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** Little Kuriboh makes an allusion to his own role as [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yami Yugi]]. When Freeza changes into his second form, he becomes larger and gets spikier horns. It's only appropriate that he uses his Creator/{{DAN GREEN}} Creator/DanGreen voice for this form. The voice in general is not an allusion, as it predates the ''Kai'' dub by months.



** Trunks' voice actor, [=KaiserNeko=], is gay. Again the allusions range from subtle, giving no answer when Krillin asked him if 18 is cute something canon Trunks used to describe her, to less than subtle, like getting married to Broly.

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** Trunks' voice actor, [=KaiserNeko=], is gay. Again Again, the allusions range from subtle, like giving no answer when Krillin asked him if 18 is cute cute, something canon Trunks used to describe her, to less than subtle, like getting married to Broly.



* RecycledScript: Parodied [[InUniverse in]] ''Lord Slug Abridged''. Several of Slug's henchmen get fried after they accidentally refer to him as "King Piccolo", and even the Dragon finds his wish ''very'' familiar...
** It's enough similarity that even ''Goku'' figures it out.

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* RecycledScript: RecycledScript:
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Parodied [[InUniverse in]] in-universe in ''Lord Slug Abridged''. Several of Slug's henchmen get fried after they accidentally refer to him as "King Piccolo", and even the Dragon finds his wish ''very'' familiar...
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familiar... It's enough similarity that even ''Goku'' figures it out.



** Two minor examples are everyone, including their creator, confusing the Biomen from the ''World's strongest'' movie with Vegeta's Saibamen (with one even blowing up [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] in the same way except he survives this time), and Piccolo noting how the QuirkyMinibossSquad in different movies are all the same. (To wit: One DumbMuscle, one PrettyBoy, one freaky alien with weird squicky powers.)

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** Two minor examples are everyone, including their creator, confusing the Biomen Bio-Men from the ''World's strongest'' abridged version of ''The World's Strongest'' movie with Vegeta's Vegeta and Nappa's Saibamen (with one even blowing up [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] in the same way except he survives this time), and Piccolo noting how the QuirkyMinibossSquad in different movies are all the same. (To wit: One DumbMuscle, one PrettyBoy, one freaky alien with weird squicky powers.)



** A couple days after "Plan to Eradicate Christmas" premiered, [=KaiserNeko=] clarified on Twitter that the special was significantly different from what was originally planned. According to him, rather than being a Christmas-themed parody, it would've been a more straight comical pastiche of "Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans", with the main gimmick being that it'd repeatedly shift between the 1993 and 2008 versions of the OVA due to Dr. Raichi's machine causing a tear in the space-time continuum. The special was eventually retooled into a Christmas episode both due to time constraints[[note]][=KaiserNeko=] described the 1993 footage as being too difficult to edit to the intended extent, which makes sense considering how it's only available in sub-par quality at best[[/note]] and because of the surprisingly apt timing of its production. The original plan for the special did end up getting an allusion in the form of a brief sight gag when Goku and co. encounter [[spoiler:Santa Claus]].
* WordOfDante: Some fans bring up the explanations that Creator/TeamFourStar give in discussions about the canon series. Especially in regards to TheMultiverse. The Abridged Series referred to alternate timelines as "universes". However ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' established a whole different definition for universe, which is in direct contrast to the TFS explanation. This also happened with ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'', that uses the term "Universe" for "[[ForWantOfANail different timelines]]".

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** A couple of days after "Plan ''Plan to Eradicate Christmas" Christmas'' premiered, [=KaiserNeko=] clarified on Twitter that the special was significantly different from what was originally planned. According to him, rather than being a Christmas-themed parody, it would've been a more straight comical pastiche of "Plan ''Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans", Saiyans'', with the main gimmick being that it'd repeatedly shift between the 1993 and 2008 versions of the OVA due to Dr. Raichi's machine causing a tear in the space-time continuum. The special was eventually retooled into a Christmas episode both due to time constraints[[note]][=KaiserNeko=] described the 1993 footage as being too difficult to edit to the intended extent, which makes sense considering how it's only available in sub-par quality at best[[/note]] and because of the surprisingly apt timing of its production. The original plan for the special did end up getting an allusion in the form of a brief sight gag when Goku and co. encounter [[spoiler:Santa Claus]].
Claus]] and he accuses Trunks of messing with the time continuum, just as Trunks says that the time continuum is fine, it shifts to the 1993 version.
* WordOfDante: Some fans bring up the explanations that Creator/TeamFourStar give in discussions about the canon series. Especially series, especially in regards to TheMultiverse. The Abridged Series referred to alternate timelines as "universes". However ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' established a whole different definition for universe, which is in direct contrast to the TFS explanation. This also happened with ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'', that uses the term "Universe" for "[[ForWantOfANail different timelines]]".
9th Jan '18 12:50:00 PM DuskNoble
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** '''Revenge of Cooler Abridged''' references the Japanese version, where Zarbon and Sauza not only fill similar roles, but actually shared the same voice actor in Z (Creator/ShowHayami).

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** '''Revenge of Cooler Abridged''' references the Japanese version, where Zarbon and Sauza not only fill similar roles, roles but actually shared the same voice actor in Z (Creator/ShowHayami).



** Taken to a {{Meta}} level in the episode where Cell absorbs the Battleball teams: the captain of the East City Westmen is voiced by [=Takahata101=] ([[TalkingToHimself who of course plays Cell]]), which is a nod to the fact that in the Funimation dub, Cell's VA Daemeon Clarke plays the same character.

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** Taken to a {{Meta}} level in the episode where Cell absorbs the Battleball teams: the captain of the East City Westmen is voiced by [=Takahata101=] ([[TalkingToHimself who of course plays Cell]]), which is a nod to the fact that in the Funimation dub, Cell's VA Daemeon Dameon Clarke plays the same character.



** Many of the voice actors of the original English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' expressed approval of the series, and have quoted the show's lines in-character. Taken UpToEleven when one of the creators was hired to use his Ghost Nappa voice for one of the player voices in ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse''. Creator/ChristopherSabat in particular is close friends with the team. He's let them crash his panels, he's provided cameos for various videos (under pseudonyms), and he attended the opening of TFS' studio after their Patreon campaign was successful.

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** Many of the voice actors of the original English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' expressed approval of the series, and have quoted the show's lines in-character. Taken UpToEleven when one of the creators was hired to use his Ghost Nappa voice for one of the player voices in ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse''. Creator/ChristopherSabat Creator/ChristopherSabat, in particular particular, is close friends with the team. He's let them crash his panels, he's provided cameos for various videos (under pseudonyms), and he attended the opening of TFS' studio after their Patreon campaign was successful.



** In his tenth comments replies video, Creator/MasakoX states that he does not feel that he really turned out a good performance as Goku for episodes 14 to 26, apparently due to some undisclosed RealitySubtext that made his life difficult and affected his performance. In particular, his Ginyu as Goku role in Episode 23 was something hit by real life frustrations.

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** In his tenth comments replies video, Creator/MasakoX states that he does not feel that he really turned out a good performance as Goku for episodes 14 to 26, apparently due to some undisclosed RealitySubtext that made his life difficult and affected his performance. In particular, his Ginyu as Goku role in Episode 23 was something hit by real life real-life frustrations.



** [[https://twitter.com/GanXingba/status/598179403181531136 GanXingba mentioned on twitter]] that he ad-libbed a lot of Android 17's dialogue.

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** [[https://twitter.com/GanXingba/status/598179403181531136 GanXingba mentioned on twitter]] Twitter]] that he ad-libbed a lot of Android 17's dialogue.



** After Episode 59 released, fans complained on Reddit that Team Four Star made Goku's actions of [[spoiler: forcing Gohan to fight a recovered Perfect Cell]] is taking the "Goku Is A Bad Father" idea UpToEleven in the worst way. Kaiser had to go onto Reddit to state that they do not think Goku is a ''terrible'' father, but rather someone who isn't mentally equipped to do the job properly. Your can read more about this [[https://www.reddit.com/r/TeamFourStar/comments/6j51cd/dragonball_z_abridged_episode_59_cellgames/djbyc7l/?context=1000 here]]

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** After Episode 59 released, fans complained on Reddit that Team Four Star made Goku's actions of [[spoiler: forcing Gohan to fight a recovered Perfect Cell]] is taking the "Goku Is A Bad Father" idea UpToEleven in the worst way. Kaiser had to go onto Reddit to state that they do not think Goku is a ''terrible'' father, but rather someone who isn't mentally equipped to do the job properly. Your You can read more about this [[https://www.reddit.com/r/TeamFourStar/comments/6j51cd/dragonball_z_abridged_episode_59_cellgames/djbyc7l/?context=1000 here]]
31st Dec '17 10:35:03 AM xcountryguy
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* RecycledScript: Parodied [[InUniverse in]] ''Lord Slug Abridged''. Several of Slug's henchmen get fried after they accidentally refer to him as "King Piccolo", and even the Dragon finds his wish ''very'' familiar...
** It's enough similarity that even ''Goku'' figures it out.
** Much to his disdain, characters notice this about Cooler when it comes to Freeza.
** Two minor examples are everyone, including their creator, confusing the Biomen from the ''World's strongest'' movie with Vegeta's Saibamen (with one even blowing up [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] in the same way except he survives this time), and Piccolo noting how the QuirkyMinibossSquad in different movies are all the same. (To wit: One DumbMuscle, one PrettyBoy, one freaky alien with weird squicky powers.)
27th Dec '17 11:53:35 AM bowserbros
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** A couple days after "Plan to Eradicate Christmas" premiered, [=KaiserNeko=] clarified on Twitter that the special was significantly different from what was originally planned. According to him, rather than being a Christmas-themed parody, it would've been a more straight comical pastiche of "Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans", with the main gimmick being that it'd repeatedly shift between the 1993 and 2008 versions of the OVA due to Dr. Raichi's machine causing a tear in the space-time continuum. The special was eventually retooled into a Christmas episode both due to time constraints[[note]][=KaiserNeko=] described the 1993 footage as being too difficult to edit to the intended extent, which makes sense considering how it's only available in sub-par quality at best[[/note]] and because of the surprisingly apt timing of its production. The original plan for the special did end up getting an allusion in the form of a brief sight gag when Goku and co. encounter [[spoiler:Santa Claus]].
26th Dec '17 4:42:09 PM torru369
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** Trunks' voice actor, [=KaiserNeko=], is gay. Again the allusions range from subtle, gives no answer when Krillin asked him if 18 is cute, to less than subtle, like getting married to Broly.

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** Trunks' voice actor, [=KaiserNeko=], is gay. Again the allusions range from subtle, gives giving no answer when Krillin asked him if 18 is cute, cute something canon Trunks used to describe her, to less than subtle, like getting married to Broly.
26th Dec '17 1:21:33 AM SurroundedByPerverts
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** And then there's his role as Cell, whereupon it became ''nerve-racking''.

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** %%** And then there's his role as Cell, whereupon it became ''nerve-racking''.
26th Dec '17 1:20:51 AM SurroundedByPerverts
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*** Possibly even a THIRD reference to the fact that the creators of Manga/YuYuHakusho and Manga/SailorMoon are married.
** Piccolo dresses up as Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. James Marsters (Spike on ''Buffy'') plays Piccolo in ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.

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*** Possibly even a THIRD reference to the fact that the creators of Manga/YuYuHakusho ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and Manga/SailorMoon ''Manga/SailorMoon'' are married.
** Piccolo dresses up as Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. James Marsters Creator/JamesMarsters (Spike on ''Buffy'') plays Piccolo in ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.



*** More specifically, since the fake Namekians were voiced to sound like the Plutonians from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', it is safe to assume they are referring to two characters from WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries who were voiced like the Mooninites.

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*** More specifically, since the fake Namekians were voiced to sound like the Plutonians from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', it is safe to assume they are referring to two characters from WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' who were voiced like the Mooninites.



** The character of Guldo is basically Dio from [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure Abridged. Antfish... does NOT voice him. But he does voice Ginyu.
** Little Kuriboh makes an allusion to his own role as [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yami Yugi]]. When Freeza changes into his second form, he becomes larger and gets spikier horns. It's only appropriate that he uses his Creator/{{DAN GREEN}} voice for this form. The voice in general is not an allusion, as it predates the Kai dub by months.

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** The character of Guldo is basically Dio from [=JoJo=]'s ''[=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure Abridged. Antfish... Abridged''. Antfish… does NOT voice him. But he does voice Ginyu.
** Little Kuriboh makes an allusion to his own role as [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yami Yugi]]. When Freeza changes into his second form, he becomes larger and gets spikier horns. It's only appropriate that he uses his Creator/{{DAN GREEN}} voice for this form. The voice in general is not an allusion, as it predates the Kai ''Kai'' dub by months.



** Remix gets an allusion to his own dubs in Super Android 13: "Green dick is better than blue dick!"

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** Remix gets an allusion to his own dubs in Super ''Super Android 13: 13'': "Green dick is better than blue dick!"



** Trunks' voice actor, Kaiserneko, is gay. Again the allusions range from subtle, gives no answer when Krillin asked him if 18 is cute, to less than subtle, like getting married to Broly.

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** Trunks' voice actor, Kaiserneko, [=KaiserNeko=], is gay. Again the allusions range from subtle, gives no answer when Krillin asked him if 18 is cute, to less than subtle, like getting married to Broly.



** Grant Smith aka Master Wuggles hates ''Dragon Ball Z Abridged'' and its style of comedy. However, Team Four Star invited him as guest for their gaming content and he eventually became a full member of TFS. He would later contribute to ''DBZA'' himself, first by playing [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Brock and James]] for the ''Cell Vs.'' videos, then as a bit role in Episodes 58 and 59 of the series proper.

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** Grant Smith aka Master Wuggles hates ''Dragon Ball Z Abridged'' and its style of comedy. However, Team Four Star invited him as guest for their gaming content and he eventually became a full member of TFS. He would later contribute to ''DBZA'' himself, first by playing [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Brock and James]] for one of the ''Cell Vs.'' videos, then as a bit role in Episodes 58 and 59 of the series proper.



* IKnewIt: After Freeza's comment on [[spoiler:how Guru can be so fat when Namekians only live on water]] many started to believe that [[spoiler:Guru caused the great drought by simply drinking it all]]. They were right.

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* IKnewIt: IKnewIt:
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After Freeza's comment on [[spoiler:how Guru can be so fat when Namekians only live on water]] many started to believe that [[spoiler:Guru caused the great drought by simply drinking it all]]. They were right.



** Jeice is from Space Australia...

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** Jeice is from Space Australia...Australia.



** Episode 33 parodies this by having Trunks pronounce it as "Fry-za", which is then corrected by Freeza and his father--a bit of FridgeBrilliance when you realize who voices Trunks.

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** Episode 33 parodies this by having Trunks pronounce it as "Fry-za", which is then corrected by Freeza and his father--a father—a bit of FridgeBrilliance when you realize who voices Trunks.



*** Garlic Jr. was voiced by [=Vegeta3986=] in the pre-TFS ''The Dead Zone Abridged''. After he left the team, [=KaiserNeko=] replaced him.
** Master Roshi is Creator/MasakoX in Seasons 1-2 and Lanipator for Season 3
** Oolong is first voiced by [=Vegeta3986=], then [=KaiserNeko=].

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*** Garlic Jr. was voiced by [=Vegeta3986=] in the pre-TFS ''The Dead ''Dead Zone Abridged''. After he left the team, [=KaiserNeko=] replaced him.
*** Oolong is first voiced by [=Vegeta3986=], then [=KaiserNeko=].
** Master Roshi is Creator/MasakoX in Seasons 1-2 and Lanipator for Season 3
** Oolong is first voiced by [=Vegeta3986=], then [=KaiserNeko=].
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** When (if?) they get to the Buu Saga, they have Justin Briner set up to inherit the role of older Gohan from Masako, as was shown in the Android 13 abridged movie, and confirmed later. Why this is hasn't been explained, but it might be to make a better distinction between Goku and Gohan as the series goes along and Gohan gets older, which Masako might not be able to do effectively enough.

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** When (if?) they get to the Buu Saga, they have Justin Briner set up to inherit the role of older Gohan from Masako, as was shown in the ''Super Android 13 abridged Abridged'' movie, and confirmed later. Why this is hasn't been explained, but it might be to make a better distinction between Goku and Gohan as the series goes along and Gohan gets older, which Masako might not be able to do effectively enough.



* PlayingAgainstType: [=Takahata101=] as a sane character (Bardock) wherein he often plays a PsychopathicManchild, whether the characters in question are the protagonist, VillainProtagonist, or antagonist.

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* %%* PlayingAgainstType: [=Takahata101=] as a sane character (Bardock) wherein he often plays a PsychopathicManchild, whether the characters in question are the protagonist, VillainProtagonist, or antagonist.



* ScheduleSlip: Lampshaded by Krillin in episode 24, when he mentions that it feels like they've been on Namek for a whole year.

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* ScheduleSlip: ScheduleSlip:
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Lampshaded by Krillin in episode 24, when he mentions that it feels like they've been on Namek for a whole year.



*** It's since become a recurring pattern that if Kaiserneko (TFS' editor) announces a release date or schedule he's highly likely to miss it. He promised Broly Abridged would come out on Christmas Day 2016; he was forced to settle for uploading ''half'' of the movie on that date.

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*** It's since become a recurring pattern that if Kaiserneko [=KaiserNeko=] (TFS' editor) announces a release date or schedule he's highly likely to miss it. He promised Broly Abridged ''Broly Abridged'' would come out on Christmas Day 2016; he was forced to settle for uploading ''half'' of the movie on that date.



** Lampshaded at Youmacon 2009, where Lani intros himself as playing Chris Sabat
** In Black to the Future, a ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' short, MasakoX plays both Goku and Black Goku in the same scene.

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** Lampshaded at Youmacon 2009, where Lani intros himself as playing Chris Sabat
Sabat.
** In Black to the Future, a ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' short, MasakoX Creator/MasakoX plays both Goku and Black Goku in the same scene.
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